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Microsoft Visual Studio Room for Improvement

Alaa T Alhorani - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Consultant (Enterprise Architect) at Devoteam

It would be great if they added some extra support for other languages that are available in the market and prepared it for the, let's say, crypto developers as we are going in the age of cryptocurrency.

If it was more friendly for the simple or starter developer, it would be great. It's friendly anyway, however, it would be better if there was a way to enhance it in a much more usable way as a user-experience type for the new customers or newbies who want to enter the technology.

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Sergio Aranda Parra - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Application Solutions at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

You do need to do some training in order to really take advantage of the solution.

Currently, we have issues when Visual Studio has updates. When Visual Studio has updates, right now we have issues in terms of updating our repositories. That was the current issue that we have. We need to update Visual Studio, however, we also need to update continuously the Visual Studio version due to the fact that if we don't update the Visual Studio, we have different problems that follow us.

The initial setup can be a bit complex. 

The thing that is very important is to manage your requirements and the features that you need to develop using Visual Studio. DevOps has that feature available. When we connect Visual Studio or a project with DevOps, we can manage different work items. They could improve that feature, to manage the work items requirements and different things a bit better.

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Azad Periwal - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at ATOS

It has a ton of options and that sometimes can become very, very overwhelming for a new person, a new developer. If something can be done around simplifying the product, for example, if there's a way, to just have enough options that are relevant for me, that could probably help.

The upgrade system is a bit complex. If they're upgrading something, then they should not force us to go to the next version. Maybe they should probably just release a fix or something that, and once we implement that fix, it gives us at least a choice that you're good for some time even if you don't want to upgrade.

A ton of time is just spent trying to keep ourselves up with the frequent releases that Microsoft rolls out. That is something that takes away from our productive time that we could have invested that time to enhance your application, and could have worked on additional features or functionalities, however, you end up spending that time just to upgrade your current solution to the next version that they roll out.

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R&D Director at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

I think that because it integrates many tools into one interface the startup is very slow. It would be nice if the startup speed could be improved. Maybe in the future, they can provide a better, lighter interface or something based in the cloud. It would be on Azure, for example, or other cloud providers. But I do not think Microsoft will have native support with AWS.  

We have not only purchased the Visual Studio, but we also subscribed to MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network). I like that this way we can always have the latest updates. All the products from Microsoft always have the most up-to-date functionality.  

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Enterprise Architect - Integrations at BCA

There's always room for improvement in any product, and in Microsoft Visual Studio, it can be spread into other areas of development and design. It's pretty much Microsoft-oriented at the moment. It can be spread into other open source or open source-based developments. That's why I gave it a rating of eight. There's always room for improvement, for example, the UI could be better, and development could be easier on Microsoft Visual Studio if there were more features like drag and drop and more frameworks, etc.

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Admin at IEC (Electoral Commission of South Africa)

Microsoft Visual Studio can improve by bringing back designers. They used to have designers for architecture charts and diagrams. They were able to do things, such as database design. If they can bring them back, it would be great.

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Nishan Timilsina - PeerSpot reviewer
Mobile Engeneer at ServiceLInk inc

Microsoft Visual Studio can improve by adding more features to the Mac version. There are a lot of features lacking in the Mac version, there are limitations. I can install Microsoft Visual Studio on the Mac operating system, but it is not the same as if I installed it on a Microsoft Windows system. The Microsoft Windows version has a lot of features available in Microsoft Visual Studio.

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VinodKumar9 - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Analyst at aimleap

It would be better if it didn't get stuck. Sometimes when we are writing code, we open too many tabs and modules, and it gets stuck.

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Jandy Aditya Pratisto - PeerSpot reviewer
Junior Software Engineer at PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk.

A room for improvement in Microsoft Visual Studio is its performance. Currently, some of our devices are not that capable, so performance still needs to be improved.

An additional feature I'd like to see in the next release of Microsoft Visual Studio to make it better is a more centralized education system, e.g. for Microsoft to put the tutorial for the program under Microsoft Learn.

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ManjitRay - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

With the free version, we don't have that much support for Visual Studio. Its support is a little bit less and can be better.

I have recently shifted to Microsoft Visual Studio. Before that, I was working on Eclipse. I switched because of project requirements. Initially, it was a bit difficult to understand the debugging and other functionalities, but once I got familiar with it, I find it much easier than Eclipse. It can be made a bit easier for basic users.

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Contractor/ Developer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

It is simple to use for most developers and nearly impossible to use for non-developers.

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Sasank K - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Designer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

I would like to see Visual Studio improve reporting to give us more details on failures. When there are failures, it's difficult to debug. It would be helpful to have more error information to help us to identify the issue and resolve it. I want to know more about software failures and exceptions in the system.

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Syed Masood - PeerSpot reviewer
Web Developer at doodleblue

The GUI of Microsoft Visual Studio could improve.

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Sr. Manager of Software and Controls at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees

Microsoft Visual Studio could improve by making it faster. Every time they add a new feature or plugin it slows it down. They should allow the user to turn off features they do not use.

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Bahattin Yetismis - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at BE1 consultancy

This solution could be integrated with other open-source languages, such as Python and not only C#, .NET or Microsoft development languages.

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RahimKhowaja - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Technology Officer at BMC Solutions

I would like to see more tools in the next release. 

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Sr. Managing Consultant - Data Driven Enterprise at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

Microsoft Visual Studio can improve memory management, and packaging and reporting components.

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Patrik Plachy - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at Red Hat

Visual Studio could be improved with the ability to personalize the interface and development style and to edit extension requirements.

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DevOps Engineer at Babel Software

You need a lot of RAM to run the applications with Visual Studio and Unity. For example, if you want to do work on a game, you need a lot of resources or RAM for Visual Studio and Unity.

There could be some features related to Azure DevOps. There could be some features for YAML pipelines in Visual Studio.

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Anteneh Asnake - PeerSpot reviewer
Modern Data Center and Cloud Engineer II at IE Network Solutions PLC

Microsoft should add more visualization for analytical studies or research.

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Enterprise Solutions Department Manager at Smart Vision

IntelliSense could be better.

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VamsiKrishna2 - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Trainee at Eidiko

There is room for improvement in the price of the solution overall.

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Nishant Ambast - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Manager at Arya Omnitalk Wireless Solutions Private Limited

I would like to have more integration with other platforms and technologies.

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Subhadip Pakrashi - PeerSpot reviewer
Overall Officer at Kapstone Technological Services LLP

Microsoft Visual Studio could improve by being compatible with more operating systems. However, we understand the solution is proprietary to Microsoft.

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Wei Hao Ong - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Analyst at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees

The interface could be more user friendly. 

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